Saoirse Ronan is set to make her UK stage debut in a “feminist” version of Macbeth.
The actor will join her Mary Queen of Scots co-star James McArdle at the Almeida theatre in London, in a production that will present a “more equivalent relationship” between the Macbeths.
As reported by The Guardian, The Tragedy of Macbeth will be staged by Yaël Farber, who’s been described by the Almeida’s artistic director Rupert Goold as an “earthy, political, blood-and-mud kind of director”. Goold added that the play will be a visceral experience in the intimate space of the Almeida.
The production was in the works before theatres closed due to the pandemic, but will now open in September for socially distanced audiences, reducing its capacity from 325 to around 100-120 people.